Why is Retirement Planning Important?

Why is Retirement Planning Important?

Longer lifespan means longer retirement

People are living longer and many retirees underestimate how long their retirement savings need to last. This can then lead to financial struggles later in their life.

Majority of Britons are underprepared

A study by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revealed that over half of UK adults have never calculated how much they need to save for retirement.

Rising cost of retirement living

The average income needed for a comfortable retirement in the UK is around £33,000 per year. However, many underestimate the true cost of retirement living, including healthcare, leisure activities, and unexpected expenses.

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Pension gender gap

On average, women's pension savings are 40% lower than men's. This inequity highlights the importance of tailored retirement planning strategies to ensure financial security for all.

State pension age continues to rise

With the state pension age in the UK gradually increasing, many will need to rely more on personal savings and investments to bridge the gap between retirement and state pension eligibility.

Lack of awareness about pension options

Failing to explore workplace pensions, personal pensions, and self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs), could mean missing out on valuable opportunities to boost retirement savings and optimise tax efficiency.

What's Included in the Guide?

What's Included in the Guide?

Our Retirement Planning Guide is a comprehensive resource designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate the journey towards a secure and fulfilling retirement. Tailored for individuals at every stage of their retirement planning journey, this guide demystifies complex topics and offers actionable insights.

Whether you're just starting to think about retirement or nearing your retirement age, our guide covers essential topics like understanding retirement planning, determining the income you'll need during retirement, and where to begin your planning journey. We break down the process into manageable steps, guiding you through each stage with clarity and confidence.

Our guide will help you...

 Figure out the level of income that you’ll need in retirement.
 Evaluate the pension options available at retirement.
 Understand how investments could support your lifestyle.
 Identify ways to reduce your family’s Inheritance Tax liability.

We Help You Plan Ahead

We Help You Plan Ahead

At Henderson Loggie Financial Planning, our goal is to provide you with clear and concise advice, tailored to your specific needs, to help you achieve your financial objectives. 

Our personal approach means we get to know you, because it’s only by understanding the needs of you and your family that we’re able to help you make your retirement plans possible.

We created this guide to help people answer some of the most frequently asked questions they have when it comes to retirement. The guide is full of lots of helpful advice, it’s completely free and comes with no obligations attached.

We hope you find it useful as you approach your retirement!

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Henderson Loggie Financial Planning handled my retirement planning seamlessly, making sure I had all the information I required to make the right decisions at the right time.

Ms C MacInnes

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Their expertise is invaluable and they understand our financial objectives, whilst explaining all of our options clearly, in a patient manner and leaving the final decision to us.  

Iain E Finlayson